Friday, 29 March 2013

Spring :)


Melting is well underway, luckily with no rain so far, and Felix is shedding enough hair to make a small goat every day. 

We've had a couple of not-so-nice rides thanks to spring fever and a noisy arena, but it's seemed to calm down. 

Yesterday I got off my own lazy rear and pulled out the poles, even the scary ones for a "course" which we went over W/T/C very nicely.   I was pleased, since last year was so hairy with this type of thing.  Dressage work is also coming along nicely, with more work going into canter transitions.  We've started doing more simple changes, and I can get the occasional nice fly on one rein but not the other. 

I need to get back into lessons soon I guess.

Anyhow, here's come cute pictures I got the other day when I caught the little prince napping in the sun.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

I miss arena mirrors

Not bad ride today - the barrier was out, and I was FROZEN before I got on board, but all in all not bad.  Felix was not too terribly reactive to the thumps and bumps in the arena today - it's gotten colder again, and the shrinking was making noises that resembled someone throwing snowballs at the exterior of the arena.

We've been having some very nice soft and round moments, but I realized today I really miss being able to see what my own riding looks.  it's been several years since I've been in an arena with Mirrors, and of course now that I want them, we don't have any.  This is especially important since I've been out of work so skipping all my lessons to pinch pennies.

That's all the musings for today!